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Genesis 16

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1-2Sarai, Abram’s wife, hadn’t yet produced a child.
She had an Egyptian maid named Hagar. Sarai said to Abram, “God has not seen fit to let me have a child. Sleep with my maid. Maybe I can get a family from her.” Abram agreed to do what Sarai said.
3-4So Sarai, Abram’s wife, took her Egyptian maid Hagar and gave her to her husband Abram as a wife. Abram had been living ten years in Canaan when this took place. He slept with Hagar and she got pregnant. When Hagar learned she was pregnant, she looked down on her mistress.
5Sarai told Abram, “It’s all your fault that I’m suffering this abuse. I put my maid in bed with you and the minute she knows she’s pregnant, she treats me like I’m nothing. May God decide which of us is right.”
6“You decide,” said Abram. “Your maid is your business.”
Sarai was abusive to Hagar and Hagar ran away.
7-8An angel of God found her beside a spring in the desert; it was the spring on the road to Shur. He said, “Hagar, maid of Sarai, what are you doing here?”
She said, “I’m running away from Sarai my mistress.”
9-12The angel of God said, “Go back to your mistress. Put up with her abuse.” He continued, “I’m going to give you a big family, children past counting.
From this pregnancy, you’ll get a son: Name him Ishmael;
for God heard you, God answered you.
He’ll be a bucking bronco of a man,
a real fighter, fighting and being fought,
Always stirring up trouble,
always at odds with his family.”
13She answered God by name, praying to the God who spoke to her, “You’re the God who sees me!
“Yes! He saw me; and then I saw him!”
14That’s how that desert spring got named “God-Alive-Sees-Me Spring.” That spring is still there, between Kadesh and Bered.
15-16Hagar gave Abram a son. Abram named him Ishmael. Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar gave him his son, Ishmael.
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Genesis 16

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Sarai and Hagar
1Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children, and she had an Egyptian servant-woman whose name was Hagar.
2So Sarai said to Abram, “Now behold, Yahweh has shut my womb from bearing children. Please go in to my servant-woman; perhaps I will #16.2: Lit be built from herobtain children through her.” And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.
3And after Abram had #16.3: Lit dweltlived ten years in the land of Canaan, Abram’s wife Sarai took Hagar the Egyptian, her servant-woman, and gave her to her husband Abram as his wife.
4So he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. Then she saw that she had conceived, so her mistress became #16.4: Or cursed, cf. 12:3contemptible in her sight.
5And Sarai said to Abram, “May the violence done to me be upon you. I gave my servant-woman into your #16.5: Lit bosomembrace, but she saw that she had conceived, so I became #16.5: Or cursed, cf. 12:3contemptible in her #16.5: Lit eyessight. May Yahweh judge between #16.5: Lit me and youyou and me.”
6But Abram said to Sarai, “Behold, your servant-woman is in your #16.6: Or powerhand; do to her what is good in your #16.6: Lit eyessight.” So Sarai afflicted her, and she fled from her presence.
7¶Now the angel of Yahweh found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur.
8And he said, “Hagar, Sarai’s servant-woman, where have you come from and where are you going?” And she said, “I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.”
9Then the angel of Yahweh said to her, “Return to your mistress and #16.9: Lit afflict, cf. 16:6humble yourself under her hands.”
10Moreover, the angel of Yahweh said to her, “I will greatly multiply your seed so that #16.10: Or it shall not be counted for multitudethey will be too many to be counted.”
11And the angel of Yahweh said to her further,
“Behold, you #16.11: Or have conceived, cf. 3:16; 21:2; 25:21; Ex 2:2; 1 Sam 1:20; Luke 1:31, 36are with child,
And you will bear a son;
And you shall call his name #16.11: Lit God hearsIshmael,
Because Yahweh has heard your affliction.
12“And he will be a wild donkey of a man,
His hand will be against everyone,
And everyone’s hand will be against him;
And he will dwell #16.12: Or to the east of, in defiance ofin the face of all his brothers.”
13Then she called the name of Yahweh who spoke to her, “#16.13: Or You, O God, see meYou are #16.13: Heb El roia God who sees”; for she said, “Have I even #16.13: Lit seen here after the one who saw meremained alive here after seeing Him?”
14Therefore the well was called #16.14: Lit the well of the living one who sees meBeer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
15¶So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.
16Now Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to #16.16: Lit Abramhim.